Growing up, your Advent-calendar choices may have been between Cadbury or Mars, but now, Advent calendars cater to practically every interest (and price range). In fact, no matter whom you’re buying for, there’s likely an Advent calendar tailored to their highly specific tastes. Whether they enjoy an elaborate cheese board or have an insatiable bath-bomb habit, we’ve sourced an Advent calendar for every type of person, and we’re confident you’ll find one for even the hardest-to-shop-for person on your list. Many of the calendars below guarantee delivery before December 1 but suggest ordering sooner, so don’t dillydally.
For the nephew who got sorted into Gryffindor
For the niece who loves riding the DLR
For the family dog (who has been a very good boy)
For the mum who insists on smoked salmon for Christmas morning
Based in Knightsbridge, Prunier is known for making some of the finest caviar in the world. Their Advent calendar features 24 mixed 10-gram tins of caviar. This calendar ships November 22.
For the sister who added Eurostar vouchers to her Christmas wish list
For the brother who just bought his first house
For the son who has written his first letter to Santa
For the fiancée who can’t wait to say ‘I do’
Lark and Berry’s Advent calendar features 12 days of diamond charms including mined and cultured diamonds with white and yellow gold. [Editor’s note: This product is made to order].
For the granny who has strong opinions on peel-free marmalade
For the granddad whose palette is more umami
He’ll love this selection of Lakrids liquorice, which happens to be gluten free. Each window comes with two pieces, so he can share (if he feels like it).
For the housemate who lets you borrow her La Mer
An Advent calendar packed with Penhaligon’s products will keep you in her good books. This features all kinds of products including an orange-blossom lip balm, a mini-candle, and a brass charm — and the packaging will look particularly tasteful in your shared living room.
For the boyfriend who is particular about his brew
China cup optional.
For the cousin who recently converted to pour-over
For the cousin who always finds room for dessert
For the cousin who prefers a cheese course
Paxton and Whitfield’s calendar works a little differently with the contents being delivered to your recipient three times across December. Each day features 75 grams of cheese — enough to enjoy solo — and comes with recipe cards detailing tasting and pairing notes.
For the godson who sends handwritten thank-you notes
For the dad whose musical socks are losing their juice
This calendar features many arresting sock designs, none of which plays a maudlin version of ‘Jingle Bells’.
For the godmother who is rather traditional
This pillar Advent calendar is tastefully decorated with British wildlife and is designed to be burned a little bit each day of December.
For the wife who insists stacking is an art
For the husband who can soak for 70 minutes
For the girlfriend who fills her Chilly’s with Sauvignon Blanc
For the boyfriend who insists he’s too old for an Advent calendar
(Spoiler: He’s lying.)
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